Edgar Allan Poe — “Tamerlane”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Tamerlane” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (full text):

  • Text-01 — “Tamerlane” — 1827, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Tamerlane” — 1827 — TAOP — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for this version)
  • Text-03 — “Tamerlane” — about 1828 — fragmentary “Wilmer” manuscript — (Mabbott text B)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for selected stanzas this version)
  • Text-04 — “Tamerlane” — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “Tamerlane” — 1829 — ATMP-JN, presentation copy to John Neal (with one manuscript change) — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “Tamerlane” — 1831 — POEMS — (Mabbott text F)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for this version)
  • Text-07 — “Tamerlane” — 1845 — manuscript revisions in ATMP prepared for RAOP — (Mabbott text G)
  • Text-08 — “Tamerlane” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text H)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for this version)

 

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (excerpts):

 

  • Tamerlane” — December 1829 — Yankee (excerpts only)  — (Mabbott text E)

Reprints:

  • Tamerlane” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold merely reprints Text-08  (Mabbott text J)
  • “Tamerlane” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:77-83)
  • “Tamerlane” — 1884 — Tamerlane and Other Poems, ed. Richard Herne Shepherd, London: George Redway (pp. 21-38 and pp. 59-62)  (Having long been thought lost, a copy of the original Tamerlane and Other Poems of 1827 was discovered in the British Museum and printed in this “second edition.”)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Tamerlane” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:97-105, and pp. 196-216)
  • Tamerlane” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:1-9, and 10:127-146)
  • “Tamerlane” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 89-97, and pp. 247-265)
  • “Tamerlane” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 1-21, and p. 147-156)
  • “Tamerlane” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (pp. 3-11, and pp. 155-176)  (In his notes, Stovall reprints the full text of the 1827 version of the poem)
  • Tamerlane” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:22-64)  (Mabbott gives several versions of the poem)
  • “Tamerlane” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 24-30) (reprints Text-08)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Tamerlan” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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Bibliography:

  • Baxter, Nancy Niblack, “Thomas Moore’s Influence on ‘Tamerlane’,” Poe Newletter, April 1969, 2:36
  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Loberger, Gordon J., “Poe’s Use of ‘Page’ and “Lore’ in ‘Tamerlane’,” Poe Newsletter, December 1970, 3:37-38
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Shockley, M. S., “Timour the Tartar and Poe’s ‘Tamerlane’,” Publications of the Modern Language Association, December 1941, 56:1103-1106
  • Routh, James, “Notes on the Sources of Poe’s Poetry: Coleridge, Keats, Shelley,” Modern Language Notes, March 1914, 29:72-75

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